Crete, Greece

Crete, Greece

The experience of visiting Crete is wonderful. I find the people on the island to be very laid back and easy going. The island is very large and has a wide variety of neighborhoods and villages to explore. Ferries or airplanes are the two methods of getting to Crete. You should arrange ground transportation in advance if you are flying in at night. If you're arriving at the Heraklion Ferry port, you might consider staying the first night nearby, or you can take a taxi waiting at the port. I visited Crete for the first time by flying in and staying in the center of Heraklion. The Central Bus Station, which connects the entire island, was conveniently located here. Renting a car would be a good idea if you prefer to travel at your own pace. Creteans are known for their crazy driving, so be extremely careful when traveling there. The second time I traveled to Crete, I took the ferry. Since my hotel was close to the port, I walked there after getting off the bus. The Central bus station was also within walking distance of this location. Crete will take at least a week to explore if you want to see everything. In addition to staying at a fabulous resort, many people also opt to stay at hotels. It is also possible to explore some incredible scenic hiking in Western Crete, but unfortunately I did not get the chance to do it. I traveled this trip alone and felt very safe wherever I traveled on the island.


All aboard the Ferry to Crete

Gathering luggage on the ferry

Heraklion a golden sparkling diamond at night

The main square of Heraklion lit up at night. This area is very busy and full of restaurants, shops and bars. They are also open very late so you have time to go back to your room and nap after the beach before you head to dinner.

Sisi Beach the view from up high on the cliffs


Sisi Bay

Beautiful sweet treats, I just had to take a picture of these

Natural Caves hidden within the rocks


Time for a quick break before I set off again

Western Crete

My beach buddy for the day. The neighborhood dogs that run free are very friendly here. 

The "going to the beach starter kit". It included juice, olives, sangria and chips. Definitely don't forget the water! Many beaches have resorts that you can sit at all day as long as you order from them. 

Just a door that I really liked

I got a fish spa pedicure and it was kinda weird but still fun as a first-timer

Downtown Chania

Main fountain in Chania

The restaurants in the middle of the main square in Chania

Chania, I just love the architecture

Mount up! Time for a carriage ride around the main square


In Elounda taking a private dip. There are many of these tiny little public beaches all over Crete


Sisi Bay

View from the car on my way to Elounda

The water is such a pretty blue. It almost surreal that water can look like this.

 Malia Beach


Just taking a moment to see the beautiful beach and feel the silky sand between my toes

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